1) I lost a $20 bet. I said Joe Mosca would vote against smoking restrictions. Turns out he was among the most eager to pass them.
2) A six foot 4 inch guy weighing about 230 pounds wearing military fatigues and Army boots revealed that his feelings have been hurt by people making coughing sounds at him when he smokes downtown.
3) The printed survey detailing the opinions of Chamber of Commerce members was not received with quite the same level of veneration shown for medical studies on the effects of tobacco use.
4) The art director from the Mountain-Views "Observer" shouted something about "Comrades!" at the City Council members as she left the room. Proving yet again that cigarette smokers are running dog lackeys of insidious reactionary corporatism.
5) The apparently black clothes only dress code of the "Stop The Smoking Ban" people made them look a little bit like Siouxsie and the Banshees devotees on band fanfest day.
6) The people who talked at the podium about people being angry over the smoking issue were by far the angriest looking folks in the room.
7) So now it appears that Sierra Madre will not become the Tobacco Sin City for the San Gabriel Valley. Watch out, Monrovia. They are many, they have limitless leisure, and you are their last hope!
8) Several of the younger gentlemen from the Congregational Church have hair styles that hearken back to the salad days of Bobby Sherman. Verily He anointeth them with Breck.
9) A lot of people stayed all the way to the vote on the smoking ordinance. Meaning, I guess, that nobody felt confident about how the vote would go. That it ended up a 5 to 0 tally being a surprise to a lot of people. Including me.
10) The gentleman who made the remark, "You hear complaints about obese people being unhealthy, but you never hear about anybody getting cancer from second hand food," is an argument for the City Council giving out medals for well delivered one-liners. Rewarding humor in those speaking from the podium would be a definite way to encourage people to take a lighter approach when preparing their remarks.
What a town. Good night, Gracie.